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Fr. Michael Ifeanyi Asomugha, kidnapped from Nigeria’s Okigwe Diocese on 15 April 2023. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Prayer Appeal Being Sought for Catholic Priest Kidnapped from Nigeria’s Okigwe Diocese

Apr 28, 2023

Prayers are being sought for the safe release of Fr. Michael Ifeanyi Asomugha, the Catholic Priest reportedly abducted on April 15 from Nigeria’s Okigwe Diocese.

Fr. Peter Konteh. Credit: ACN

Caritas Freetown Lauds EU Commitment to Support Credible Elections in Sierra Leone

Mar 3, 2023

The development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone, Caritas Freetown, has lauded the monetary contribution of the European Union (EU) to support elections in the country’s general elections slated for June 24.

Credit: ACN

Catholic Priest Says Islamists Forcing Everyone to Worship in Mosques in Burkina Faso

Aug 31, 2022

Islamists in Burkina Faso are forcing Christians to follow Sharia law and to attend prayers in Mosques, a Catholic Priest in the West African country has told the Catholic Pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International.

Late Fr. Vitus Borogo (left) killed by armed bandits in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese on 25 June 2022 and Late Fr. Christopher Odia killed by gunmen in Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Auchi on 26 June 2022. Credit: CBCN

Two Catholic Priests in Nigeria Killed in Separate Attacks Over the Weekend

Jun 26, 2022

Two Catholic Priests were killed in separate attacks in their respective Nigerian Dioceses over the weekend, one in Kaduna Archdiocese on Saturday, June 25, and the other in Auchi Diocese on Sunday, June 26.

St. John’s Catholic Church located in Kudenda of Nigeria's Kaduna Archdiocese. Credit: St. John’s Catholic Church Kaduna

Catholic Priest Abducted in Nigeria’s Kaduna Archdiocese, Security Guard Killed

Mar 8, 2022

A Catholic Priest serving in Nigeria's Kaduna Archdiocese has been kidnapped by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday, March 8 and his security guard killed.

Credit: ACN

Catholic Priest, Sisters in Mozambique Denounce Fresh Wave of Abductions, Killings

Feb 11, 2022

The short moment of quiet that followed numerous insurgent attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province last year has been interrupted by a fresh wave of kidnapping and macabre killings, a Catholic Priest and Religious Sisters in the embattled region have said.

Fr. Peter Konteh (seated), poses for a photo session with beneficiaries of Desert Flower Foundation- Sierra Leone on the celebrations of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Genital Mutilation. Credit: Fr. Peter Konteh

Catholic Priest’s Initiative Saving Sierra Leonean Girls from “harmful practice of FGM”

Feb 9, 2022

Desert Flower Foundation-Sierra Leone (DFF-SL), a charitable organization started by a Catholic Priest in Sierra Leone, is keeping hundreds of girls from vulnerable families from joining an underground society that promotes Female Genital Mutilation in the West African country.

Fr. James Anelu. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Priest in Nigeria Suspended Following Tribal Remarks During Holy Mass

Feb 8, 2022

A Priest in Nigeria’s Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos who banned singing in a Nigerian language allegedly citing dominance of other tribes in “his Church” has been suspended from pastoral duties indefinitely, pending investigation into “matters relating to his ministry in the Parish.”

Credit: Radio Moto of Butembo-Beni Diocese

Catholic Priest Assassinated in DRCongo Remembered for “pastoral enthusiasm, availability"

Feb 7, 2022

The late Fr. Richard Masivi Kasereka who was “assassinated” in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) hours after participating in the celebration of the World Day of Consecrated Life on February 2 has been eulogized as a Priest who was available and open to the mission of Christ with “pastoral enthusiasm”.

Fr. Henry Saindi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Jubilees of Propaganda Fide Moment of Thanksgiving, Reflection: Catholic Priest in Malawi

Jan 31, 2022

The celebration of the Jubilees of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (Propaganda Fide), Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith, and the birth of Blessed Father Paolo Manna, founder of the Pontifical Missionary Union (PMU), is a time of thanksgiving and reflection, the Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has said.

Flag of Burkina Faso. Credit: Jiri Flogel / Shutterstock.

“Pray for our dear country”, Catholic Priest in Burkina Faso Appeals amid Confirmed Coup

Jan 24, 2022

A Catholic Priest in Burkina Faso has appealed for prayers for the West African nation amid reports of a confirmed coup d’etat.

Credit: World Council of Churches (WCC)

Praise God by Relating Well with Environment, Kenyan Catholic Priest Urges Christians

Jan 24, 2022

A Kenyan Catholic Priest serving with the Laudato Si’ Movement in Africa has, in his message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), told followers of Christ to relate well with nature and to foster environmental conservation. 

Fr. Achilles Mayanja. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Priest in Uganda Cautions against “mechanical observance” of Faith Practice

Jan 22, 2022

Christians have an obligation of upholding religious practices and serving one another with love and mercy without dwelling on external appearances that are merely “mechanical”, a Catholic Priest in Uganda has said. 

Credit: World Council of Churches (WCC)

At Start of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Priest Urges Defense of Human Dignity

Jan 18, 2022

A Catholic Priest at the helm of the International Ecumenical Movement-Kenya Chapter (IEM-K) has, in his message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), called on all followers of Christ to unite in the defense of human dignity and the freedom of worship. 

Cover page of the new book titled,  “The Reality of Retirement: A complex emergency,” by Fr. George Tomrila Ngalim. Credit: Fr. George Tomrila Ngalim

Catholic Priest in Cameroon Appeals for Construction of “more retirement homes” for Clergy

Jan 16, 2022

A Catholic Priest in Cameroon is appealing for the construction of appropriate additional facilities for members of the Clergy in retirement in the Central African nation, whose numbers are on the increase.     

Fr. Lazar Arasu, the Director of Don Bosco Palabek Refugee Services. Credit: Courtesy

Ugandan Refugee Camps Register Low Turnout of Students as Schools Reopen: Catholic Priest

Jan 13, 2022

Schools attended by refugees in Uganda have registered a low turnout of students as learners continue to throng the country’s various learning institutions that reopened on Monday, January 10 after nearly two years of closure.

Fr. Ludovic Lado holding a poster of those detained as a result of the Anglophone crisis. Credit: Fr. Ludovic Lado

“Football is not more important than human dignity”: Cameroonian Catholic Priest in Chad

Jan 10, 2022

A Cameroonian Catholic Priest ministering in Chad has called for a stadium boycott of the African Cup of Nation (Afcon), faulting his native country that is hosting the continental football tournament for not paying keen attention to human dignity. 

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Human Rights Entity in Guinea-Bissau Denounces Threats against Catholic Priest

Jan 9, 2022

The leadership of the Guinean Human Rights League (LGDH) has, in a statement, denounced reported threats against a Catholic Priest for allegedly criticizing the country's President, Umaro Sissoco Embaló.

Fr. Paul  Igweta Coordinator   Promoting Integral Human Development Department. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Church in Africa “must” Uphold Dignity of Human Persons amid Conflicts: AMECEA Official

Dec 29, 2021

The church in Africa has a responsibility of promoting human dignity and showing solidarity with people especially in areas experiencing conflicts, an official at the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has said.

Credit: ECM

Catholic Journalists Have Big Role to Play in Evangelization: Malawian Catholic Priest

Dec 11, 2021

Journalists in the Catholic Church have a great responsibility of evangelizing the people by spreading messages that adhere to truth and other values of the Church, a Catholic Priest in Malawi has said.